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Blood Money

General info

Amiga Original

Relationships

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Stats

11,335

Conversions

Amstrad/Schneider PC1512/PC1640
Atari ST/E
Commodore C64/128
PC (DOS)
Tandy PC/IBM PCjr

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Version info

No
Max 2, Sim 2

Features

Credits

Hard Disk Installer

No

Compilations

Releases

Year
Name
Licence
Type
Country
Publisher
Languages
Manual Languages
Disks
Rarity
1989
Blood Money
Commercial
Full Price
Spain
English
English, Spanish
2
One version is common, at least one other version is rare
1989
Blood Money
Commercial
Full Price
Rest of the World
English
English, Spanish
2
One version is common, at least one other version is rare
1991
Blood Money
Commercial
Budget
Worldwide
English
English, Spanish
2
One version is common, at least one other version is rare

Notes

Game manual includes some background development info. from main coder Dave Jones. Briefly, BLOOD MONEY took 8 months of bedroom coding to complete and included, for its time, a whopping 1MB of graphics, 250k of music + 16k sound FX, and up to 18 frames of animation for a single sprite.


TRIVIA:
[1] BLOOD MONEY was not only a progression of the gameplay elements developed in DMA'sMENACE, but was also partly inspired by the main helicopter sprite and scrolling of Irem coin-op Mr. HELI (a local arcade favourite at the time of Dave Jones and the DMA team). [Source: The Complete History of DMA Design]

[2] The 3D asteroid sequence in the BLOOD MONEY intro was impressively convincing for its time because graphician Tony Smith went to the trouble of actually digitising real rocks, which was less than straightforward back in 1989. [Source: The Complete History of DMA Design]

Conversion Notes

PC versions: EGA, VGA, Tandy, Amstrad

Screen info

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Scan info

Box: OCS
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UK Release (front) [Big Box]

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Budget Release (front)

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Budget Release (back)

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Misc: OCS
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Product Registration Card (front)

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Product Registration Card (back)

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Poster [Source: Atari Mania]

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UK Advert (Amiga Format, Issue 4, 11/1989, Page 52)

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U.S. Advert

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French Advert [Source: Atari Mania]

Manual info

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Manual (English)

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Press ‘HELP’ and then ‘1’ or ‘2’ and you will restock your supply of lives or money, respectively.

Amstrad/Schneider PC1512/PC1640
No conversion screens found.
Atari ST/E
Conversion Atari ST/E

Conversion Atari ST/E

Commodore C64/128
Conversion Commodore C64/128

Conversion Commodore C64/128

PC (DOS)
Conversion PC (DOS)

EGA

Conversion PC (DOS)

Tandy PC/IBM PCjr
No conversion screens found.

Map info

OCS: 4 maps    
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Level 4

MAGAZINE REVIEWS

Magazine
Issue
Rating
Reviewer
Release type
Review
Scans
ACE: Advanced Computer Entertainment
ACE 22 (Jul 1989)
732/1000
Bob Wade
1
Amiga Force
3 (Mar 1993)
78%
Ben the Boffin
Roundup
0
Amiga Joker
Jan 1993
Joachim Nettelbeck
Re-release
1
Amiga Power
13 (May 1992)
33%
Stuart Campbell
Re-release
1
Amiga Resource
Vol 1 No 4 (Oct 1989)
19/20
Charles Brannon
1
Amiga User International
Vol 3 No 7 (Jul 1989)
7/10
Tony Horgan
2
Amiga World
Vol 5 No 10 (Oct 1989)
Tim Walsh
2
Antic's Amiga Plus
Vol 1 No 5 (Dec 1989 - Jan 1990)
4/5
J. Douglas Arnold
0
Computer + Video Games
92 (Jun 1989)
85%
Paul Glancey
0
CU Amiga
Jun 1989
76%
Mike Pattenden
2
CU Amiga
Mar 1991
Roundup
1
Datormagazin
No 8 (Jun 1989)
8/10
Magnus Friskytt
1
Oberoende Computer
No 7 (Jun - Jul 1989)
Claus
0
Smash
Vol 1 No 4 (Jul - Aug 1989)
100%
Jens-Peter Berk
0
ST Amiga Format
11 (May 1989)
92%
Gary Barrett
2
The One
9 (Jun 1989)
74%
Gary Whitta
2
The One
33 (Jun 1991)
4/5
Brian Nesbitt
Re-release
1
Your Amiga
Jul 1989
82%
Gordon Hamlett
2
Zzap
51 (Jul 1989)
94%
Stuart Wynne
Robin Hogg
Phil King
0

MAGAZINE PREVIEWS

Magazine
Issue
Rating
Reviewer
Release type
Review
Scans
ST Amiga Format
10 (Apr 1989)
Mark Higham
Gary Barrett
Preview
1

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Lore Score: 73%

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